The Arts

The Organs of L’Organo

May 15, 2018 - Posted in Palmetto Scene by Aimee Crouch
pipe organ

Since 1979, the Piccolo Spoleto Festival held in Charleston has featured a series of pipe organ recitals each day for two weeks beginning on Memorial Day weekend. This year, there are 12 recitals featuring seasoned professionals and gifted young organists from across the U...

Grammy Award-Winning Mark O'Connor Band Plays in Southern Sound Series

May 4, 2018 - Posted in SCETV Regionals by Kaitlyn Cannon
Mark O'Connor Band

The Grammy Award-winning Mark O’Connor band was featured in the 2018 Southern Sound Series . This series is an annual event hosted by the Culture & Heritage Museums at McCelvey Center’s Lowry Family Theatre in York, South Carolina. The Mark O’Connor Band consists of 6...

Painter Louis Bruce

May 2, 2018 - Posted in SCETV Regionals by Scott Johnson
Painting tools

ETV Lowcountry had the pleasure of speaking with painter Louis Bruce from Port Royal, SC.

Winthrop Student Creates Hip Hop Foundation in Honor of Her Father

April 19, 2018 - Posted in Palmetto Scene by Karina Young
Alisha Sweatt at one of her Hip Hop Makes me Feel Presentations

Lover of Hip Hop, Alisha Sweatt , uses her personal experiences to make new connections within herself and with others. Sweatt developed a strong, deep passion for Hip Hop when her father, DJ and producer, passed away in 2005 at a young age. To cope with his death, she made...

HYPE and the Sumter Gallery of Art

April 17, 2018 - Posted in ETV Shorts by Tabitha Safdi
HYPE

Since 2007, the Sumter Gallery of Art has been bringing the children of the HYPE program a little artistic fun.

Violinist Brings Sound of Seventeenth-Century Stradivarius to Charleston

April 13, 2018 - Posted in SC Public Radio by Bradley Fuller
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When the celebrated maker of string instruments Antonio Stradivari put the finishing touches on the violin now known as the Ex-Nachez, Bach and Handel were barely into their toddler years and the invention of the piano was still more than a decade away. The rare violin has...

Singers Vie to Perform National Anthem at Ball Games

April 2, 2018 - Posted in SC Public Radio by Tut Underwood
American Flag

"The Star Spangled Banner" is one of the most familiar songs in the United States, and rightly so, since our national anthem is sung or played at so many events, particularly sporting events. And with so many ball games and other events, there are many opportunities for...

Charleston Book Club Gives Veterans a Voice

March 29, 2018 - Posted in SC Public Radio by Victoria Hansen
Kate Hudson leads group discussion for veteran book club

It’s a Saturday morning and a small group meets at the downtown Charleston County Library, their thick books cracked open to the same page of “The Illiad”, an epic poem recounting the final weeks of the Trojan War. It’s intense reading for 10 a.m. But the ancient story...

SC Town Highlights Inclusion through Theatre

March 21, 2018 - Posted in Palmetto Scene by Tabitha Safdi
Greenwood Community Theatre's Penguin Project

Greenwood Community Theatre took on an important project last fall. It’s a theatre project called the Penguin Project. Plays performed by the Penguin Project provide young artists that are differently abled (including Down syndrome, cerebral palsy, autism, intellectual...

Virtual School Helps Young Singer

March 5, 2018 - Posted in Palmetto Scene by Aimee Crouch
Shelby Shealy

South Carolina educational options continue to grow with the addition of charter and virtual schools. And some students are beginning to see that traditional brick and mortar schools might not be the best fit for them. Shelby Shealy, an aspiring country music star, is one...

Massive, Seldom-Staged Bernstein Work Comes to SC

February 27, 2018 - Posted in SC Public Radio by Bradley Fuller
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With musical influences as diverse as jazz, Broadway, rock, and the liturgy of the Catholic Church, Leonard Bernstein’s MASS: A Theatre Piece for Singers, Players, and Dancers is a work that demands versatility from its scores of performers. The range of music genres in...

Art Installation Series Brings Light to Spartanburg

February 16, 2018 - Posted in Palmetto Scene by Ann Bailey
Lighten Up Spartanburg

In recent years, Spartanburg, South Carolina has experienced rapid growth with the introduction of new hotels and apartment buildings, in addition to its multitude of independent businesses. Nestled in the upstate, the town that was once known only for its railroad lines is...

SC Chamber Music Festival’s Sixth Season Offers Variety, Focus on Duos

February 12, 2018 - Posted in SC Public Radio by Bradley Fuller
pianist Paolo Gualdi

For pianist Paolo Gualdi, variety is an important part of being a well-rounded musician. According to the Francis Marion University professor, “It’s a great advantage to be open to many, many different kinds of music. It doesn’t matter what you’re listening to, as long as...

Narrative: A Daughter's Love Passed Down

February 12, 2018 - Posted in SC Public Radio by Laura Hunsberger
Tonya German and her mother Nancy Wegner, Columbia 2016

This edition of Narrative features an interview from StoryCorps, an oral history project where friends and loved ones interview each other. At the StoryCorps mobile booth in Columbia in 2016, Tonya German spoke with her mother Nancy Wegner about her early life, starting...

David Drake aka “Dave the Potter”

February 8, 2018 - Posted in SC Hall of Fame
Dave the Potter

David Drake was an enslaved African American in Edgefield, South Carolina during the first three quarters of the nineteenth century. He’s known today for the magnificent quality of the pots he made, the size of the pots, and he wrote poems on some of his pots—during an era...

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